• Monika Carnicle

Oven Baked Plantain Chips

Have you been in a grocery store buying bananas and see something very green that looks like an unripe banana? It’s probably a plantain. Used a lot in Caribbean cooking, plantains can be used cooked if unripe or eaten raw like a banana when ripe. We have several plantain trees on our property and my favorite use is oven baked plantain chips.


  • 2-3 unripe plantains

  • Olive oil

  • Habanero Salt (look for the recipe on the Blog!)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Unripe plantains do not peel easily like bananas do. I use a paring knife and cut the bottom and top off. I then sit the plantain cut side down on the cutting board and cut the skin off from the top to bottom. To make consistent chips, I use a mandolin to slice the plantains very thin. In a bowl, toss the plantains with just enough olive oil to coat and a couple pinches of habanero salt (or any salt). Line baking sheet with parchment paper and lay plantain chips in a single layer. Bake about 20 minutes (after 12 minutes I rotate the trays). Drain any excess oil on paper towel.